Supreme . Cocktails. Crouch End
Little Mercies is Crouch End neighbourhood cocktail bar and small plates eatery in Crouch End that’s very much worth venturing out to. It’s owned by a lovely chap called Alan Sherwood, who’s been backed by the Venning brothers, the chaps behind Three Sheets.
I love everything about this place, the people, the drinks and the food. Yes, the food is noteworthy, I’ve had a couple of things here including the ox cheek pastrami with a dollop of burnt onion mustard (has a touch of sweetness like American mustard) rounded off with some pickles; crispy chips and a wonderfully spicy chipotle ketchup.
The crumpet topped with beef mince and blue cheese rarebit in reality ain’t a looker but it sure makes up for it in taste. Their fried egg bun, tomato nduja, potato rosti, applewood, pickles, brioche is a lovely little brunch treat.
The Flower Sour (Marigold, Jasmine, Victory Gin, Lemon, Egg White) is incredibly drinkable – super light and refreshing – the right balance of zesty lemon and sweetness.
The Peach Tea (Silver Tip Tea, Ocho Blanco Tequila, Peach, Clary Sage, Soda) is summer in a tall glass.
At weekends, during the day, it’s usually not busy at all, so if you’re looking for buzzy vibes you won’t get it but come nightfall, it’s busier.
LOCATION Crouch End
BASIC OR BOUGIE? A Bit Bougie (Looks Wise)
BEST FOR Casual Catch Ups, Dates
VIBE Super Casual, Quiet (Day) / Vibrant (Night)
TRY Beef Crumpet + Flower Sour + Peach Tea
SERVICE Knowledgeable, Enthusiastic, Friendly
GOOD TO KNOW Closed Mon & Tue | c.£30
20 Broadway Parade, Crouch End, N8 9DE
Open Wed – Sun